Isaiah 11: 1-10

Isaiah foretells the coming of the Messiah, who will bring justice, peace and the knowledge of God. 

Romans 15: 4-9

Paul reflects on the sacred scriptures, and reminds us that they foretold that Christ would come to unite the Jews and Gentiles. 

Matthew 3: 1-12

As the divine Messiah is just about to begin his public ministry, John recalls the people to genuine repentance.